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IWPR holds regular trainings for students and journalists from across Central Asia, with their materials published in Russian and national languages on the analytical platform CABAR.asia and in English for international readers on iwpr.net . Articles by IWPR reporters cover current events andsignificant trends that affect the lives of people in the whole Central Asian region.

Social Services Portal for PWDs in Kazakhstan: Decisions Made without Recipient’s Involvement

The portal has been operating in the pilot mode in Aktobe region of Kazakhstan for three months. However, final recipients say the website is not functioning, while the new system is full of defects.

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08.10.19
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Tajik Authorities Do Not Hasten to Return Children Brought from Iraq

The authorities want to be certain that these children will not constitute a public danger in the future.
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07.10.19
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President Permits Protests. How Kazakhstanis Exercise Their Right to Protests?

On September 28, an authorised protest of Kazakhstan feminists was held in Almaty. This was the first authorised protest action after the message of President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev to the people of the country, in which he told to permit peaceful protests.
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Kazakhstan Prepares a Draft Law on Penal Reform

500 cases of torture in penal colonies were registered in the last decade in Kazakhstan, and 2,026 cases were dismissed.

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“Skipped Lessons and Squeezed Money.” How Parents in Kyrgyzstan Cope with Gaming Addiction Among Children?

Kyrgyzstan has no official statistics regarding children who attend game clubs instead of school. However, psychologists and activists say parents seek their help to deal with the gaming addiction among schoolchildren.

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“Not Being a Burden to the State.” How Ethnic Kazakhs From China Who Came Back to Historical Homeland Live?

For six months of 2019, over a thousand families of ethnic Kazakhs have moved back from China to their historical homeland.  

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Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Conflict: Mutual Concessions Needed

Residents of border areas of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are doomed to live in an atmosphere of onerous conflicts unless the leaders of the two countries have political will to finally settle this issue, according to experts.
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17.09.19
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Cryptocurrency Mining Tax in Kyrgyzstan: Controversial Prospects of Shadowy Future

The government of Kyrgyzstan has suggested a taxation scheme for cryptocurrency mining. If it is approved, the virtual money mining will be legalised in the country. However, the suggested tax rate, according to experts, may discourage the miners.
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Unaffordable Education: Only One of 10 Applicants Can Be Admitted to Uzbek Universities

This year universities have extended only 110,095 quotas, while over a million of applicants have applied for universities.

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Kazakhstan Wants to Increase Liability for Theft of Cattle

Every year 26 cattle theft cases happen in the country and only half of them, at best, are being returned to the owners.
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10.09.19
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China’s Debtbook Diplomacy: Experts Discussed Beijing’s Role in Central Asia

Tajikistan, due to the growth of the debt to China, is among the eight most vulnerable countries, according to an expert from the United States. Tajik analysts believe that this tendency pos..

cabar.asia 12.11.19
IWPR Trained GBAO Religious Leaders on Media Literacy

More than 80 religious leaders completed trainings conducted by IWPR in partnership with the Committee of Religion, Regulation of National Traditions, Celebrations and Ceremonies under the G..

cabar.asia 10.10.19
Central Asian Audience Receives News from Social Media and Messengers – IWPR Research

An in-depth survey of more than 4,000 Internet users in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan explains how the online audience receives information and what its preferenc..

cabar.asia 30.09.19